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Title: Colloquial Malay
Subtitle: The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition
Written By: Zaharah Othman
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415572507/
Series Title: Colloquial Series
Description:

Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Malay. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Malay your best choice in personal language learning? -Totally revised new edition -Focuses on the everyday language -Practices all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing -Exercises and revision lessons to check progress If you'd like to get up and running with Malay, this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations. Two 60-minute CDs are available to purchase separately or come included in the great value Colloquial paperback and CDs complete course (ISBN 978-0-415-57252-1) Recorded by native speakers, these complement the course and help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Malay
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415572507
Pages: 256
Prices: U.S. $ 44.95
U.K. £ 27.99

 
 
Format: CD
ISBN-13: 9780415572514
Prices: U.S. $ 54.95
U.K. £ 27.49